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    Favorite Mid-Range Single-Speed Folder?

    I've been all over the map on my path to upgrade my Dahon Boardwalk S1 in the hopes of finding something would would serve all of my anticipated needs (the more I shop, the longer that list grows!).

    I've given up on that and decided to stick with my original motivator: I love my Boardwalk S1, but I want something lighter. So, I've decided to replace it with another single-speed folder of similar design, but lighter and stiffer. If I do follow through with my long-term plans of mountainous touring I'll just suck it up and buy a Bike Friday NWT for that purpose when the time comes.

    I'm considering several options:

    1) Dahon Mu Uno
    Comment: AFAIK, this is the lightest and most compact option.

    2) Dahon Speed Uno
    Comment: a great value

    3) Tern Verge Duo
    Comment: actually a two-speed, but the same basic form factor. Kinda pricey at $1k, but I'm definitely intrigued.

    4) Tern Link Uno
    Comment: an appealing feature of this bike is that it will be carried by REI, and there's one not too far from me. That said, I think these will all be close enough to the fit of my Boardwalk S1 that I'm not too worried about fit and would be comfortable ordering from ThorUSA without a test ride.

    Any strong opinions out there?

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    Speed Uno is a great value and I have ordered the Sram 2 speed automatic and hope to get it installed this spring.
    Speed Uno
    Dawes Kingpin 2speed

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    Swift seems another, steel , unified rear end allows a tensioned chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Swift seems another, steel , unified rear end allows a tensioned chain.
    Thanks for the suggestion. However, because I know that the fold style of the Dahon (and Tern) bikes work well for me, I want to stick with that style. I'd be open to a Swift if I could easily check one out in person, but I've never seen come across one.

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